Fictions of the City

Class, Culture and Mass Housing in London and Paris

  • Authors
  • Matthew Taunton

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Matthew Taunton
    Pages 1-6
  3. Matthew Taunton
    Pages 7-48
  4. Matthew Taunton
    Pages 49-97
  5. Matthew Taunton
    Pages 98-138
  6. Matthew Taunton
    Pages 139-182
  7. Matthew Taunton
    Pages 183-186
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-204

About this book


Many studies of fictions of city life take the flâneur as the characteristic metropolitan type and streets and plazas as definitive urban spaces. Looking at novels and films set in London and Paris from  L'Assommoir  to Nil By Mouth , this book shows that mass housing is equally central to images of the modern city.


culture fiction novel

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